Silje Gustafsson
Silje Gustafsson

Silje Gustafsson

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Nursing Care
Department of Health Sciences
+46 (0)920 492313
E1006b Luleå

Introducing myself

Born in Tromsö, northern Norway. I received my B.Sc in Nursing 2007 and my M.Sc. in District Nursing in 2009. In 2016 I received my PhD degree in Nursing Sciences here at Luleå University of Technology, with a thesis on the topic self-care for minor illness. My research interests include primary care, telephone nursing, self-care, minor illness and children's health.


I am a course supervisor in several courses at the undergraduate and advanced level, and is an examiner for a course on care for the elderly. Other educational activities consist of teaching in the subjects quantitative research methodology, child medicine, wound treatment, statistics, eHealth, self-care, telephone nursing and theory of science. I am the course coordinator for the master thesis at advanced level of ambulance, anesthesia and intensive care. I am currently leading an educational development project aimed at creating an institutional internet-based education in statistics for health sciences.


My scientific work is aimed at self-care and nurse's advice. I am particularly interested in the public health perspective, distance learning in healthcare and self-care practices in the society. My research has a mostly quantitative focus, and I have also used critical incident techniques and psychometric evaluations of research instruments. I participate in several research projects, including psychiatric care in an emergency setting, recovery-oriented psychiatric care, self-care practitices in the North, and a children's health project aimed at improving advice and support for families with small children.

My research


Article in journal

Difficult airways (2019)

key factors for sucessful management
Dabija. M, Fedog. F, Engström. Å, Gustafsson. S
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, Vol. 34, nr. 1, s. 151-159
Article in journal

Modeling the effects of telephone nursing on healthcare utilization (2018)

Martinsson. J, Gustafsson. S
International Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol. 113, s. 98-105
Article in journal

Need for reassurance in self-care of minor illnesses (2018)

Gustafsson. S, Sävenstedt. S, Martinsson. J, Välivaara. B
Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 27, nr. 5-6, s. 1183-1191
Article in journal

Measuring Electrodermal Activity to Improve the Identification of Agitation in Individuals with Dementia (2017)

Melander. C, Martinsson. J, Gustafsson. S
Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra, Vol. 7, nr. 3, s. 430-439